Dedicated Legal Advocacy Following A Traumatic Brain Injury
Nearly any type of accident or violent event can cause a traumatic brain injury, including a car accident, a fall, a sports injury, an assault or proximity to an explosive blast. Unlike other injuries that are immediately apparent, signs of a brain injury can be more subtle. That’s why, if you suspect that you or a loved one could have suffered a TBI, you cannot afford to ignore the warning signs or delay treatment.
After seeking medical help and getting a diagnosis, the next step is to discuss your case with an attorney at Accident Fighters, APC. The road to recovery from a brain injury is often long, difficult and expensive, making it all the more important to hold the at-fault party accountable for the injuries they caused.
Signs And Symptoms Of A Traumatic Brain Injury
After a concussion or another TBI, you may notice symptoms right away or they may be delayed. Moreover, symptoms and impairments can change over time. Immediate signs of a brain injury may include:
- Headache and dizziness
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears
- Nausea that may or may not include vomiting
- Balance and coordination issues
- Memory loss and trouble concentrating
Even after treatment, some of these symptoms may persist. Over time, other symptoms may develop, depending on the severity of the injury. These could include:
- Mood swings and difficulty regulating emotions
- Changes in sleep patterns
- Concentration issues and difficultly retaining new information
- Difficulty carrying on a conversation or writing
- Inclination toward risky behaviors as well as drug/alcohol abuse
- Personality changes that seem more permanent than just a mood swing
A traumatic brain injury can be life-altering to the victim and his or her family members. If you are the parent or loved one of a TBI victim, you may notice these symptoms and changes before they do. And when you do, please don’t hesitate to seek medical intervention.
Proper Diagnosis And Documentation Is Critical
The first step to both treating and seeking compensation for a TBI is to understand the full extent of the problem. After the brain injury occurs, please do not wait to seek medical assessment and treatment. If treated at an emergency room, someone accompanying the victim should write down the names of the treating physicians and any other important information that could make it easier to track down records later on.
After the initial diagnosis, follow-up appointments will likely be necessary, as will a treatment plan. When we begin working on your case, we will need to look over your medical records to help demonstrate the extent of your injuries. If necessary, we will work with you and other medical providers to obtain or request the creation of any further medical records that will support your legal case.
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Accident Fighters, APC, serves clients throughout Southern California, and we have three convenient office locations in Los Angeles County. To speak with one of our experienced attorneys in a free consultation, call us at 855-646-4878 or reach out online.